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To get off fossil fuels, we'll need other finite resources such as rare metals and minerals. Here are the resources that will power the green revolution.
Boron is an unlikely hero in our modern lives. It can be found throughout our homes, in our walls, glass, metals, and even our smartphone screens.
Based on the teardown of a Chevy Bolt, this chart reveals how annual commodity demand would be affected in a hypothetical 100% EV world.
Graphene is harder than diamonds, 300x stronger than steel, flexible, transparent, and a better conductor than copper (by about 1,000x).
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The Arctic is one of the last resource frontiers, and it is home to untapped amounts of resource wealth: oil, gas, and minerals. See how much...
The intriguing stories behind six of the world's most famous diamonds, including the Cullinan and Hope diamonds.
How rare is gold? This set of 3D visualizations show the world's gold in bullion bars.
One of the last frontiers, moon mining could potentially provide a human colony with important resources such as water, helium-3, rare earth elements, and other substances.
Aluminum (or aluminium) is the world's most common metal by crustal abundance, making up 8.2% of mass. Aluminum was not isolated all the way until 1827.